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Istanbul 2012 - Flash Interviews - Men's 60m Hurdles First Round

Xiang LIU, CHN

The starter speaks with a low voice and it was hard for me to understand his 'ready...'. I waited for the athlete on my right to go off to start. I false started in Stockholm and did not want to make the same mistake. During the race it felt very relaxed to run. It was too early and I want to go back to sleep. I will get better and better in semi-final and final. I am taking it very serious to run in the final.


I feel really cold. It was a strange rac. The judges were deliberating over the false start. It really bothered me to have a start that took so much time. It's my first international championship in the senior category, I got to experience sudden stress but this will teach me a lot in my preparation for the future and the Olympic Games in particular.


It was very easy, nice and relaxed. It was just the first round, really, really easy. I was happy to get through. I feel very confident, I can be a medallist if I just execute my race properly.